Rocky Dawuni – Promoting Peace Thru Africa Across Africa
Promoting Peace In Kenya
The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) is inviting all Kenyans and non Kenyans alike to Uhuru Park in Nairobi, on February 28 for the “Chagua Peace; Keep the Promise” event. The Society, in collaboration with musicians, the private sector, media, religious leaders and other peace organizations seeks to unite Kenyans of all walks in commemorating the Peace Accord of 2008 and in pledging to observe peace before, during and after the forthcoming General Elections. The event is going to feature many of the top Kenyan acts including Nameless, Eric Wainaina, Juliani and many more as well as Ghanaian star Rocky Dawuni. Rocky will be in Kenya to launch his new song “Nairobi, I Love You” which was filmed by social documentary film makers & activists The Good Makers and features special appearances by many famous Kenyan musicians and power players. The song is a love song to Kenya and all her peoples.
The KRCS has been involved in several peace initiatives and campaigns since 2012. This is because, the KRCS being the humanitarian organization that responded to the post election violence of 2008 and has continued to respond to renewed incidents of ethno-political violence in several parts of the country since November 2011, the Society has found it right to preach peace rather than wait to respond in case of any violence. “Chagua Peace” is set to commence at 10am and end at 6pm.
Promoting Peace In Ghana - Ghana Music Week
The first annual Ghana Music Week will take place March 4-10, 2013 is being organized by the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), National Theater, Ministry of Tourism and Culture & Art is focused on their theme “Music, Our Life. Mo.” Ghana Music Week is expected to attract over 500 musicians, bands, creative industry key players, over 20,000 expected visitors as well as sales & exhibitions all week. There will a be series of concerts to celebrate various Ghanaian music genres each night.
The biggest concert will take place on Wednesday March 6 entitled “ Ghana Unity Concert,” celebrating 56 years of Ghanaian Independence with 56 hit songs from top Ghanaian musicians, featuring all the very biggest names in Ghanaian music, plus Ghanaian International Reggae Superstar, Rocky Dawuniat the Accra Sports Stadium. Rocky has been producing his own “Independence Splash” concerts in Ghana to incredible response since 2001 to celebrate the independence of Africa from colonial rule through his NGO Africa LIVE! For 2013, Rocky and MUSIGA decided to join together in the celebration and make the event a part of their brand new Ghana Music Week!
About Rocky's commitment to Activism
Ghana’s international music star Rocky Dawuni has leveraged his popularity within and without of the Continent to champion social causes and inspire a generation of artists and fans alike. Dawuni’s eloquence as well as his successful melding of musical celebrity and social action has made him a spokesperson for various causes worldwide. Over the last few years, his music and electric live performances have attracted thousands to his concerts. Rocky’s upcoming new album, “Afro Roots,” fully captures his unique fusion of Afro Beat and Reggae while confirming him as an artist in the tradition of both Fela Kuti and Bob Marley in utilizing his music to uplift, unify and inspire.